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Cincinnati Halts Spending On Streetcar Project

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Cincinnati City Council has halted spending on the city's controversial streetcar project.
8:47AM
December
5, 2013

Cincinnati’s city council has voted to immediately halt spending on a $133 million streetcar that has been under construction for months. The sharply divided council voted 5-4 Wednesday to stop spending pending a financial analysis of whether it would be more expensive to stop the project in its tracks or finish it.

Columbus Officials Hopeful for Light Rail Funding

12:00AM
January
9, 2009

Central Ohio’s on-again, off-again, light rail system may be on again. Ohio’s largest cities are turning to President-elect Barack Obama’s stimulus bill to revive some long-sought infrastructure projects. Columbus plans to ask for 200 million dollars to build a 13-mile light-rail train system.

Streetcar Financial Details to be Released Thursday

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12:00AM
March 26, 2008

Now that Net Jets will remain and expand in Columbus, Mayor Coleman is turning his attention to ground-based public transportation. In a meeting tonight, Coleman will release details of a financing plan that would see the return of street cars.

Columbus Streetcar Group Says System Would be Economic Boon

Columbus City Council member Maryellen O'Shaughnessy listen to streetcar predictions
12:00AM
December 14, 2006

Representatives of Mayor Coleman’s streetcar working group presented their recommendations to a few members of the Columbus city council on Wednesday.

Consultant: Columbus Streetcars Could Have Huge Economic Impact

12:00AM
September
25, 2006

According to an economic analysis, the addition of streetcars to downtown Columbus could mean a financial boost for the city. The report by the Danter Group was released today to members of the Downtown Streetcar Working Group. It predicts that streetcars could generate a half-billion dollars in growth.

Streetcars Could Be In The Future For Downtown Columbus; Group Looks At Route Options

12:00AM
August
8, 2006

The idea for an alternate public transportation system in Columbus has been tossed around for some time – and with very little action. But there’s a group putting ideas together for a streetcar line that would run in the downtown area. The proposal could be presented to the mayor and the city council in just a few months.

Work Begins on Columbus Streetcar Proposal

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12:00AM
April 25, 2006

A streetcar system could be coming to Columbus. A committee that will be looking into the idea over the next several months met for the first time Tuesday.